>> right, baby. the clown question, bro. >> i'd like to hear one of these. if i heard, well, mitt romney or obama turn to one of them saying, that's a clown question, bro, now, that's -- >> you can't say that, are you better off now than you were four years ago. that's a reasonable -- >> i'm trying to be honest. hard to come by, apparently, in some of these campaigns. >> i mean, well, he can answer the question in a more nuanced way. incomplete is not a good answer to that question. it's just not. that's my opinion, jeff, for what it's worth. >> i think sometimes, what you said is really on the ploioint. my friend joe kline said, they are so terrified by voters. >> i wonder why. >> that the idea of going up and even arguing, saying, on this one i disagree with you. it just doesn't seem to be in their nature at the moment.